TTTPL Handbound Journals

Hello - Happy Sunday!
This week at Tending to the Pilot Light, we started a new project: hand bound journals.... We started with the covers.  Using ideas and inspiration from these great books from the Lawrence Public Library, we began the multi-week project.

We are working in a relatively small scale: 5 x 7 inches, using mat board cut to that shape.  This week, each student has the task of creating a front and back cover.  Supplies ranged from fabric, stickers, tissue, lace, playing cards, mixed art papers, mini images and lots of glue and glitter.
Here are some of the results... a few projects made it out the door without being photographed but I will post those pics when they come in.

Participants had the option of composing vertically or horizontally and several even managed to complete both covers in one night!

This week, we will finish the covers and begin planning the interior pages.  I have cut paper for signatures and will have the equipment available to create custom envelopes in several sizes as well as library card style pockets to be eventually bound into the book.  If you missed the first week and still want to be involved in this particular project, all the cover making supplies will be out this week as well.  We will NOT commence the binding portion of this project this week.

If you are looking for inspiration for the theme or "look" for your interior pages, please google "art journals" on the web and you will find amazing results.

and here is a link to our very own local artist Traci Bunker's YouTube channel where she has posted some very interesting art journal videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/TraciBunkers/featured

If you get a chance in the next day or two and are at the Lawrence Public Library, take a look at the display case right in front of the children's room.... a certain young penguin lover on tennessee street has graciously allowed Lawrence to view her collection.

I hope you have a lovely week!

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